The latest newsletter from the ICF Marathon committee and the first bulletin for the 2019 World Championships are attached.
Some points worth noting about the 2019 World Champs, to be held in Shaoxing, China:
The dates are yet to be confirmed, but are currently: Masters 14-15 Oct 2019 and World Champs 17-20 Oct 2019. This is one week later than previously announced.
There is a possible short course included in program for Senior Men and Women K1 and C1
There is the offer of prize money and offer of assistance for one free entry for every country
The Masters may change to a World Championship status should an amended change to the ICF Canoe Marathon Rules be accepted at the ICF Congress at the end of November 2019
Key points from the newsletter:
Canoe Marathon will be included in the 2021 World Games to be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA in July.
Dates have been announced for major events for 2020 and 2021. The 2020 World Championships will be held in Norway from 27-30 August. The 2021 World Championships will be held in Romania from 9-12 September.
On behalf of the Marathon committee